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Setting up Multiple Users in Outlook Express 4.0 (PC)

Step One : Setting up User Profiles

To use multiple e-mail accounts for multiple users on a Windows 95/98-based computer, you must enable user profiles in Windows 95/98. To enable user profiles, use the following steps.

Note: You do not need to enable user profiles in Windows NT 4.0. User profiles are enabled by default in Windows NT 4.0.

  1. Click Start, select Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Passwords, and then click the User Profiles tab.
  3. Click Users can customize their preferences and desktop settings Windows switches to your personal settings whenever you log in.
  4. Click OK, and then close the Control Panel.
  5. Restart the computer and enter in a username and password when prompted. You may specify any password if you are logging in for the first time.
    • Note: If you are using Windows NT, you will need to create an account in the User Manager utility. Contact your System Administrator for more information on how to do this.
  6. Once you are logged in, you will have your own email profile so no one else can read your mail. Make sure that you log off before letting anyone else use the computer or they will have access to your email.

For one user to log off and another to log on, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Log Off username, where username is the name of the user currently logged on to the computer.
  2. When you are prompted Are you sure you want to log off, click Yes.
  3. When you are prompted, type your username and password.
  4. Press <Enter>.

Once you dial into Mikka Internet, you can load Outlook Express and check mail as usual. To check mail for the other account, Click Start, select Log Off username, and when Windows prompts for username and password, enter the username and password of the user you would like to check mail for.

Step Two : Setting up Outlook Express

When you enabled profiles, Outlook Express took the default Outlook settings and copied them, so now we need to change the settings to configure the options for each new user.

Refer to our document titled Setting Up Outlook Express for detailed setup instructions.